Top Ten Lists

All these lists are subject to change as I view more films, catching up on any films that I may have missed or if my opinion changes regarding a film.  And please research these films before watching them.  All of them have drastically varying ages of appropriateness.

2016

  1. Silence
  2. The Witch
  3. Cameraperson
  4. Paterson
  5. The Handmaiden
  6. Our Little Sister
  7. Hell or High Water
  8. The Edge of Seventeen
  9. Love & Friendship
  10. Certain Women

2015

  1. The Assassin
  2. Inside Out
  3. Phoenix
  4. Love & Mercy
  5. Mistress America
  6. Man from Reno
  7. Mad Max: Fury Road
  8. Carol
  9. Clouds of Sils Maria
  10. Spotlight

2014

  1. Two Days, One Night
  2. Into the Woods
  3. The Babadook
  4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  5. Only Lovers Left Alive
  6. Begin Again
  7. Ida
  8. The Lego Movie
  9. The Immigrant
  10. Gone Girl

2013

  1. Frances Ha
  2. Short Term 12
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis
  4. The Past
  5. The Wolf of Wall Street
  6. This Is Martin Bonner
  7. The World’s End
  8. Before Midnight
  9. 12 Years a Slave
  10. Stoker

2012

  1. Moonrise Kingdom
  2. Frankenweenie
  3. Skyfall
  4. Anna Karenina
  5. The Secret World of Arietty
  6. The Kid with a Bike
  7. The Deep Blue Sea
  8. Amour
  9. The Master
  10. Damsels in Distress

2011

  1. A Separation
  2. Of Gods and Men
  3. Hugo
  4. Midnight in Paris
  5. Meek’s Cutoff
  6. The Mill and the Cross
  7. Twixt
  8. A Dangerous Method
  9. Tree of Life
  10. The Muppets

2010

  1. True Grit
  2. Inception
  3. Certified Copy
  4. The King’s Speech
  5. Get Low
  6. Winter’s Bone
  7. Mysteries of Lisbon
  8. Shutter Island
  9. The Secret of Kells
  10. Babies

2009

  1. Coraline
  2. The Limits of Control
  3. Up
  4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  5. Bright Star
  6. Julie and Julia
  7. District 9
  8. Crazy Heart
  9. A Serious Man
  10. Ponyo

2008

  1. WALL-E
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Lorna’s Silence
  4. Let the Right One In
  5. Munyurangabo
  6. Summer Hours
  7. The Class
  8. Lake Tahoe
  9. Horton Hears a Who
  10. Doubt

2007

  1. Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  2. Once
  3. In the City of Sylvia
  4. There Will Be Blood
  5. Flight of the Red Balloon
  6. Ratatouille
  7. 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  8. Lars and the Real Girl
  9. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  10. My Kid Could Paint That

2006

  1. Paprika
  2. United 93
  3. The Prestige
  4. Private Fears in Public Places
  5. The Lives of Others
  6. The Painted Veil
  7. The Queen
  8. The New World
  9. The Island (Ostrov)
  10. Pan’s Labyrinth

2005

  1. Sophie Scholl the Final Days
  2. Into Great Silence
  3. Caché (Hidden)
  4. L’Enfant
  5. Batman Begins
  6. Broken Flowers
  7. The Squid and the Whale
  8. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  9. Tsotsi
  10. A History of Violence

2004

  1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  2. The Incredibles
  3. Born Into Brothels
  4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  5. The Ninth Day
  6. The Merchant of Venice
  7. 2046
  8. Hotel Rwanda
  9. The Passion of the Christ
  10. Shaun of the Dead

2003

  1. Finding Nemo
  2. The Lord of the Rings the Return of the King
  3. Big Fish
  4. The Station Agent
  5. Pieces of April
  6. Pirates of the Caribbean the Curse of the Black Pearl
  7. Girl with a Pearl Earring
  8. The Story of the Weeping Camel
  9. X2: X-Men United
  10. Together with You

2002

  1. The Pianist
  2. Chicago
  3. Insomnia
  4. Le Fils
  5. The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers
  6. Hero
  7. Russian Ark
  8. Minority Report
  9. Ten
  10. The Bourne Identity

2001

  1. The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring
  2. Mulholland Dr.
  3. The Royal Tenenbaums
  4. The Man Who Wasn’t There
  5. Time Out
  6. Spirited Away
  7. Monsoon Wedding
  8. Millennium Actress
  9. Amelie
  10. A.I. Artificial Intelligence

2000

  1. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
  2. Memento
  3. Yi-Yi: A One and a Two
  4. In the Mood for Love
  5. Code Unknown
  6. Requiem for a Dream
  7. The Miracle Maker
  8. The Gleaners & I
  9. Audition
  10. The Emperor’s New Groove

1999

  1. Eyes Wide Shut
  2. Magnolia
  3. The Insider
  4. The Straight Story
  5. Following
  6. The Virgin Suicides
  7. The Iron Giant
  8. Ratcatcher
  9. Toy Story 2
  10. Not One Less

1993

  1. Three Colors: Blue
  2. The Fugitive
  3. Schindler’s List
  4. The Age of Innocence
  5. Carlito’s Way
  6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  7. Jurassic Park
  8. Much Ado About Nothing
  9. The Piano
  10. Searching for Bobby Fischer

1974

  1. The Godfather Part II
  2. Murder on the Orient Express
  3. A Woman Under the Influence
  4. Young Frankenstein
  5. The Conversation
  6. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  7. Chinatown
  8. Blazing Saddles
  9. The Parallax View
  10. The Sugarland Express

1963

  1. Charade
  2. The Birds
  3. The Silence
  4. The Leopard
  5. Contempt (aka Le Mepris)
  6. High and Low
  7. Shock Corridor
  8. The Haunting
  9. The Bakery Girl of Monceau
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